Four things

If I am a little late to the party on this you can blame a lot of people but you can only blame Mark for me actually participating.

Four jobs I’ve had

  1. Stocked shelves and helped people feed their consumerism at the very first Target Greatland store
  2. Called cabs for drunkards at the long defunct Mississippi Live group of bars and clubs
  3. Decided the fates of small, short-term student loan applicants
  4. Part of a team of people, who if together today could be doing really great things, that helped two less brilliant people make fistfuls of cash

Four movies I can watch over and over

  1. Any movie containing at least 15% hobbits
  2. Blazing Saddles
  3. Army of Darkness
  4. Rushmore

Four places I’ve lived

  1. A room in a house shared with a crazy, roid-rager who would throw his furniture around in the room next-door.
  2. A small room atop a run-down fraternity house in Minneapolis
  3. A large concrete co-op (where I served as president) in Dinkytown (Minneapolis)
  4. Mexico for 4 months, 3 weeks (cumulative)
  5. A town home in New Brighton (Minnesota) where I spent the first nights married to my beautiful wife and playing with my crazy puppy. (those were separate occasions)

Four TV shows I love

  1. Arrested Development
  2. Lost
  3. The West Wing
  4. The Daily Show / The Colbert Report (not cheating as one is basically an extension of the other)

Four places I’ve vacationed

  1. Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Bruges)
  2. Wisconsin Dells
  3. The Dominican Republic (where I proposed to Jena)
  4. Hawaii

Four of my favorite dishes (soooo many things!)

  1. Dark chocolate truffles and milk
  2. Lobster scampi
  3. Sushi (though not sashimi)
  4. Authentic Mexican tacos (al pastor)

The year in cities

Following Jason’s and Hanna’s examples, here is the list of cities I visited in 2005:
Minneapolis, MN*
Saint Paul, MN*
Duluth, MN
Austin, TX
Custer, SD
Mitchell, SD
San Diego, CA
Madison, WI
Chicago, IL*
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
Boulder, Colorado

Those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.

Throw in more than a few weeks spent in campgrounds and it was a pretty eventful year (really half year as all but 2 of those cities were visited in the second half of the year), though certainly not as crazy as some globetrotter’s lists.